Last Update: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Former Head of L.A. City Neighborhood Commission Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Child Pornography PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 13 December 2012 07:06

LOS ANGELES - A San Fernando Valley man who was president of the City of Los Angeles' Board of Neighborhood Commissioners has been sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography. Albert Noah Abrams, 64, of Tarzana, was sentenced by United States District Judge R. Gary Klausner. At the conclusion of the sentencing hearing, Judge Klausner remanded Abrams into custody.

Abrams was arrested in this case in February and pleaded guilty in September to one count of distributing child pornography.

The case against Abrams resulted from an investigation into the sharing of child pornography on a peer-to-peer network. Following a search of Abrams' residence in 2011, federal agents reviewed files on a computer and two external hard drives and determined there were more than 3,500 pictures and over 4,200 videos of suspected child pornography, according to a sentencing memorandum filed by prosecutors. Investigators also determined that the computer equipment had more than 3,000 deleted pictures of child pornography and over 4,000 deleted movie files that had names suggesting child pornography.

Prosecutors said in court papers that Abrams had been collecting child pornography for over a decade and that "he also downloaded the 'Hunter's Guide to Finding Child Lovers,' which is a 170-page document giving pedophiles advice on how to find and have sexual contact with children."

Nearly two dozen victims depicted in the child pornography found in Abrams' residence submitted impact statements to the court, where many of them said that the crime is neverending as the images are continually circulated around the Internet. "I live everyday with the horrible knowledge that many people somewhere are watching the most terrifying moments of my life and taking grotesque pleasure in them," one victim wrote, according to the prosecutor's sentencing memo.

In sentencing the defendant today, Judge Klausner said that Abram's crime was more than merely looking at pictures and was not a victimless crime. After the conclusion of the seven-year prison term, Abrams will be on supervised release for the rest of his life, and he will always be required to be registered as a sex offender.

Abrams resigned from the Board of Neighborhood Commissions in 2011, days after federal authorities executed the search warrant at his residence. The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners is a policy-setting and oversight commission for Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, according to the city's website. The investigation into Abrams was conducted by the Southern California Regional Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team (SAFE Team).

Share
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 December 2012 07:07
 






Team members care for thousands of the region's sickest children with heart conditions, including fetuses, newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and adult, long-term patients with pediatric cardiovascular conditions. At Children's families experience coordinated, next-generation care, delivered by a compassionate, multidisciplinary team of leaders in the pediatric cardiology field. One of the largest pediatric cardiovascular programs in the region. Studies have shown that high volumes are associated with high quality and better outcomes, because experience is a major factor in quality of care. Wort was traditionally prescribed in parts of Europe for depression (in addition to use as a general-purpose tea), and Chinese medicine developed elaborate lists of herbs and preparations. With the scientific revolution in Europe and the United States, the use of traditional herbal remedies fell out of favor with the mainstream medical establishment, although a few people continued to use and maintain knowledge of traditional European herblore. In the early 20th century, scientists began reassessing this rejection of traditional herbs in medicine. Vorzüge eines intakten und lebendigen Gemeinschaftslebens bewahren. Dafür sorgen nicht zuletzt gut 120 lokale Vereine. Als wichtiger Faktor im Kulturleben haben sich die zahlreichen Museen und einige Kunstgalerien erwiesen. Descriptive and quantitative transcriptome analyses are important for interpreting the functional elements of the genome and revealing the molecular constituents of cells and tissues. It is known that sperm function can be affected by ASG proteins, including the processes of capacitation and the acrosome reaction, as well as canadian pharmacy accutane sperm motility, DNA integrity and interaction with the oocyte. BSPs (bovine seminal plasma protein, unigene 64,588 and unigene 69,768), fertilin (unigene 17,270 and unigene 27,136), ACE (Angiotensin converting enzyme, unigene 7,164 and unigene 21,069), GPX5 (glutathione peroxidase, epididymal secretory glutathione peroxidase, unigene15860), Spermadhesin-1 (Acidic seminal fluid protein, aSFP). The reproduction-related transcripts identified in the ASG and testis transcritptomes in E. This interaction of PDC-109 with the sperm cell membrane results in an efflux of cholesterol and choline phospholipids, that appears to be important for capacitation. The main changes in spermatozoa that occur during epididymal maturation are the ability to move, recognize and bind to the ZP, and to fuse with the plasma membrane of the oocyte.. Oct 2004, Adelaide, Australia. Ziaian T, Augostinos, M. Relationship Between Acculturation and Mental Well-being Among Young Persian Women Living in Australia. Paper presented at the Educational Research conference, 18th November 2004, Adelaide, Australia. Ziaian T, Stress Management: an introduction of holistic coping strategies. A Four day Course for the higher degree students. Targeted molecular therapy for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. Minimally invasive surgery for gynecological cancer. Pharmaceutical Sciences from Shizuoka College of Pharmacy (1976, Japan). He has completed his B. Prophylactic removal of nevi without clinically worrisome characteristics is not recommended. The reasons for this are practical: many individuals in these families have a large number of nevi, and complete removal of them all is not feasible, since new atypical nevi continue to develop. In addition, individuals with increased susceptibility to melanoma may have cancer arise de novo, without a precursor lesion such as a nevus. The disadvantages of screening include the limitations of available noninvasive testing methods and the risks associated with invasive screening procedures. ERCP is the gold standard for http://www.jerseycanada.com/jerseyatlantic/fnt/ultramer.php identifying early cancers and precancerous lesions in the pancreas..